The compilation album Come On Up to the House: Women Sing Waits won’t be released until Nov. 22, but you can listen to Corinne Bailey Rae’s warm and slightly jazzy interpretation of “Jersey Girl,” below.
Rae, a British singer-songwriter, is best known for her 2006 hit, “Put Your Records On,” which was nominated for Grammys in the Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories (Rae was also nominated for Best New Artist). Her last album, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, in 2016.
“Jersey Girl” is from Waits’ 1980 Heartattack and Vine album, and was inspired by his wife, Kathleen Brennan, who grew up in Morristown. Bruce Springsteen has covered it occasionally since 1981.
Come On Up to the House: Women Sing Waits was produced by Warren Zanes, who lives in Montclair, and will be released on the Dualtone label. Here is the track listing:
“Come On Up to the House,” Joseph
“Hold On.” Aimee Mann
“Georgia Lee,” Phoebe Bridgers
“Ol’ 55,” Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer
“Take It With Me,” Angie McMahon
“Jersey Girl,” Corinne Bailey Rae
“Ruby’s Arms,” Patty Griffin
“Time,” Rosanne Cash
“You Can Never Hold Back Spring,” Kat Edmonson
“House Where Nobody Lives,” Iris DeMent
“Downtown Train,” Courtney Marie Andrews
“Tom Traubert’s Blues,” The Wild Reeds
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